(adversary ) is to be explained either as the proper name of a country or person, as a noun in apposition, or as a verb from a root, rub , "to contend plead." All these senses are represented in the Authorized Version and the marginal readings, ( Hosea 5:13 ; 10:6 ) and the east preferable has been inserted in the text. Jareb is most probably the name of some city of Assyria or another name of the country itself.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jareb'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".